CH4 - Chipola River [Chipola Fm] (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.5° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 81.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chipola Formation (Alum Bluff Group), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Chipola Fm of the Alum Bluff Gp, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: late Early Miocene, on the basis of macro fossil biostratigraphy; direct date from 87Sr/86Sr isotope dating of fossils from elsewhere in Chipola Fm [=Burdigalian age]. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandy marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. E. Weisbord. 1971. Corals from the Chipola and Jackson Bluff Formations of Florida. Geological Bulletin State of Florida Department of Natural Resources Division of Interior Resources Bureau of Geology 53:1-105 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123562: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 25.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
"Thysanus vaughani n. sp." = Symbiangia vaughani
"Thysanus vaughani n. sp." = Symbiangia vaughani Weisbord 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Antillophyllia chipolana n. sp. Weisbord 1971 stony coral